From 17 – 21 November 2015, the TII Group will be presenting at the Solutrans trade fair in Lyon (4 J 173). The TII Group, which is comprised of SCHEUERLE, NICOLAS and KAMAG, provides a wide range of pulled and self-propelled vehicles for heavy transport operations both on and off-road. On the TII Group stand, the new EuroFlex and EuroLight models from NICOLAS as well as a 6-axle SCHEUERLE SPMT (Self-Propelled Modular Transporter) will be showcased.
“With the NICOLAS EuroFlex and NICOLAS EuroLight low-bed semi-trailers with Ackermann steering which we are exhibiting at Solutrans, we provide customers with flexible, robust and efficient quality vehicles,” said Sebastien Porteu, Managing Director at NICOLAS. “They complement the current extensive product portfolio of the TII Group for road transport and expand the range downwards at the same time,” added Porteu.
With compact vehicles such as the SCHEUERLE-NICOLAS Superflex, SCHEUERLE-NICOLAS Euro Compact and modular transportation solutions like the SCHEUERLE Combi series or the
SCHEUERLE-KAMAG K25, the TII Group provides solutions for all transport assignments on public roads. In addition, customers of the TII Group profit from the German-French constellation of the group of companies with headquarters in Heilbronn: NICOLAS gives its customers the opportunity to access the entire vehicle programme of the TII Group directly through NICOLAS and to benefit from the excellent consultation and service options without any language barriers – especially important for French-speaking customers.
Background information on the exhibits at SOLUTRANS:
The NICOLAS EuroFlex is available with three to seven axles and stands out through its optimized unladen weight, wide excavator recess and sliding extension supports that allows the loading area to be adapted to suit the different loads. Self-positioning supports, a flexible king pin for adapting to 2 or 3-axle tractors, and an innovatively arranged braking system for providing more ground clearance are some of the technical features that make this vehicle an ideal and practical all-rounder. As standard, the EuroFlex is equipped with an electronic braking system and TIM display on the gooseneck on which characteristic values such as axle load or system status are shown. The iTap and iLevel systems for electronic monitoring via tablets or smartphones as well as electronic height adjustment will shortly be available as options. Special attention was paid to ensuring ergonomic operations, beginning with an easily accessible gooseneck through to practical integrated tool boxes.
With the NICOLAS Euro Light drop deck trailer, the TII Group is presenting another lightweight and cost-efficient vehicle at the Solutrans fair which has been designed for transporting loads under 100 tonnes on public roads, and covers a wide range of payloads and areas of applications through a large number of variants. With its integrated drop deck, the NICOLAS Euro Light extends the product range of the French special vehicle manufacturer NICOLAS through a drop deck trailer with all the advantages and electronic options that is also offered by its “big brother”, the SCHEUERLE-NICOLAS Euro Compact. Available with two to five axles and 2.5-2.75 metre or 3-metre widths, it leaves no transportation wish unfulfilled. For the gooseneck, the customer can choose between an active and a firmly welded version. The NICOLAS EuroLight is available with rigid, trailing, lift or Ackerrmann steering axles. A range of ramps with a free choice of surfaces and equipment rounds off the programme. Optionally, the EuroLight is available with a single or double extendable loading platform, short or long hydraulic lifting deck, electric or hydraulic winch, TWIN central lubrication system and many other extras.
In 1983, SCHEUERLE – today now part of the TII Group – developed a vehicle that would fundamentally revolutionize the heavy haulage industry. The SPMT (Self Propelled Modular Transporter with container-sized dimensions) was introduced into the heavy-load transporter sector and changed more than just the way how loads are transported. The production concepts for the modular construction of industrial installations, conveyor systems or infrastructure projects could be transformed through the future-oriented approach now available. Today, industrial production modules reach weights of up to 15,000 tonnes with the door left open for even more potential. They are handled through the use of SPMTs. The TII Group – which is comprised of SCHEUERLE, NICOLAS und KAMAG – is the global leader in the manufacture of self-propelled modular vehicles. 70 per cent of all transports over 3,000 tonnes as well as 90 per cent of all transports over 5,000 tonnes are carried out on SPMTs from the TII Group. Customers of the TII Group benefit from the unmatched global coverage with modular vehicles. Due to the fleets of vehicles available around the world, operators can rent additional axle lines (cross-hire rental) if required and hence are able to flexibly manage new projects even if more axle lines are needed than are actually available in the company´s vehicle fleet. This allows processing more profitable projects and provides customers of the TII Group with a head start over the competition in terms of flexibility and planning certainty. SPMTs from the TII Group can be coupled together regardless of their age, and can be loaded onto container flat racks and thus easily transported. Today, the term SPMT, which was first introduced into the market by SCHEUERLE in 1983, has developed from being purely a company product name in container dimensions (2.43 m) into a generic term, used also in the meantime for self-propelled modular platform trailer combinations with a width of three metres or more. Continuous technical developments and innovations, such as the SPMT Widening Solutions or the SPMT F with an increased top speed, ensure quality vehicles at the highest technical level.
TII Group Top of the class: SCHEUERLE-NICOLAS EuroCompact 4+6 sets new standards for payloads in the compact class
The Ruhr region is now one attraction richer: with the recently delivered SCHEUERLE-NICOLAS EuroCompact 4 + 6, the Oberhausen-based forwarding company, Timmerhaus, now has a real highlight in its fleet. Accommodating payloads of up to 110 tonnes along with an innovative extension concept make the vehicle something very special. In the process, payload dimensions are now feasible that have otherwise been reserved only for modular vehicles.
“With the SCHEUERLE-NICOLAS EuroCompact 4 + 6, we are entering into the upper threshhold and in so doing realize the maximum possible from this. A 110 t payload – this is normally something only transported by modular vehicles”, says Joachim Kolb, Area Manager Sales at TII Sales, the joint sales and distribution company of SCHEUERLE, NICOLAS and KAMAG. “Particularly in the densely populated Ruhr region, interspersed with a wide range of weight-limited bridges, this was a real opportunity for our engineers to showcase what they are capable of,” added Kolb. Through a recessed coupling positioned between the first axle line of the dolly bogie unit as well as other optimizations, the SCHEUERLE-NICOLAS EuroCompact has gained almost one metre extra loading length whilst the combination length has remained the same. Together with a wide prism boom recess, a telescopic excavator deck, a spacer for the realisation of a continuous loading area, and a range of heavy-duty lashing points, the compact semi-trailer is perfectly prepared for all possible loads.
The innovative extension concept features offset extensions that can be pivoted by 180° which results in a particularly low loading height. The continuously variable fifth wheel load adjustment allows easy adaptation of the SCHEUERLE-NICOLAS EuroCompact to suit a wide range of fifth wheel loads of different tractors. The one and a half metre centre distance protects roads and bridges in spite of the high payloads and simplifies approval procedures. In its own right, the SCHEUERLE-NICOLAS EuroCompact is ideally suited for the transportation of crusher units, excavators and other construction equipment. Weight-optimized along the entire length, the vehicle has a particularly good tare weight/payload ratio and, through the 65° steering angle on the front pendulum axle dolly and 60°on the rear bogie unit, is also extremely manoeuverable.